About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

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Coalition – 1978 – Birth

A very hip group from the 70s Philly scene – a jazz combo who’ve got a soulful swing and a wonderfully lyrical feel! The record has a bit of vocals, but really just added in as flavoring for the quartet’s excellent instrumental interplay – a…

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Dee Dee Bridgewater – 1974 – Afro Blue

Dee Dee’s first, she was just 23 and she sounds as beautiful as she looks. What a debut. And what a great band she had behind her too, led by the Bridgewater brothers and with Sir Roland too. But this show is all about Dee Dee,…

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Coldwater Stone – 1973 – Defrost Me

Hiding behind the Coldwater Stone name, 1973’s “Defrost Me” was actually the work of the late Freddy Briggs.  Soul aficionados will recognize Briggs for his work as a songwriter and producer (plus the fact he was married to the late Kimberley Tolliver-nee-Briggs). Having attracted some…

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Swamp Dogg ‎- 1970 – Total Destruction To Your Mind

Industry veteran Swamp Dogg unleashed his alter ego on this 1970 masterpiece, spelling out his unconventional views in groove-heavy soul music. He makes good on the title’s brag with catchy, original songs that touch on environmental decay, social isolation, dystopian visions, racism and questions of paternity….

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The Ambassadors – 1969 – Soul Summit

Amazing work by a group that you’ve probably never heard of! The Ambassadors are an incredible Philly soul harmony group – of the sort that never made it out of the city in the pre-Philly International years, but who had a polish and quality that…

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Larry Saunders (The Prophet Of Soul) – 1976 – Stranger

LARRY SAUNDERS, aka The Prophet Of Soul, is best remembered on the rare soul scene for his Northern Soul, crossover classic, “On The Real Side”. It was originally recorded in 1974 at Soul Sound Studios, Englewood, New Jersey, for Joe and Sylvia Robinson’s All Platinum…

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Harlem River Drive – 1971 – Harlem River Drive

Eddie Palmieri’s supergroup Harlem River Drive was the first group to really merge black and Latin styles and musicians, resulting in a free-form brew of salsa, funk, soul, jazz, and fusion. Though it was led by pianist Palmieri, the group also included excellent players from…

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John Gary Williams – 1973 – John Gary Williams

An obscure one from Stax, only solo effort from John Gary Williams, who earlier headed up the excellent Mad Lads (“Don’t Have to Shop Around,” “I Want Someone”) vocal group for the label! Williams is working here with a fairly sophisticated set of arrangements – ones that…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Janice Barnett – 1975 – Janice

A superior soul album, produced by ex-Moonglow and Motown writer-Producer Harvey Fuqua for Fantasy Records in 1975. The vocal similarities between former beauty queen Janice Barnett Saddler and her contemporary Gladys Knight have long endeared her to all fans of quality 70s soul. On its…

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Osiris – 1978 – Since Before Our Time

Led by singer Osiris Marsh, Osiris was a fine but obscure soul/funk outfit that was active in Washington, D.C., in the late ’70s. The band’s influences included Sly & the Family Stone and Funkadelic, and like Earth, Wind & Fire, Osiris was interested in the culture of ancient Egypt. Osiris’…

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Manchild – 1977 – Power And Love

A self-contained septet that included Kenneth Edmonds, before he was crowned with the nickname Babyface, and his close friend and collaborator Daryl Simmons. The group’s sound touched on several formats. The uptempo numbers, like “Red Hot Daddy,” “Power and Love,” and “Funky Situation,” are heavily rock-oriented….

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The Family Circle – 1973 – The Family Circle

A lost harmony soul treasure – by an obscure family group from the Newark scene! The Family Circle have a fantastic style that mixes together sweet and deep soul styles into a darkly tinged approach that we’d rank with the best harmony soul of the…

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Milton Wright – 1975 – Friends & Buddies

One of the most unique albums to ever come out of the Miami soul scene of the 70s – a sublime set of work that we’d easily rank right up there with the best material of the time from Donny Hathaway or Stevie Wonder! Milton Wright has a…

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The Whole Darn Family – 1976 – Has Arrived

The Whole Darn Family’s debut “Has Arrived” is a classic slab of funky, soulful goodness. Originally released in 1976 and similar to War, the Ohio Players and Brick, “Has Arrived” featured the hit single “Seven Minutes of Funk.” That song has been sampled dozens of…

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Ebo Taylor – Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980

In afrobeat circles, Ghanaian highlife guitarist Ebo Taylor has long been regarded as one of the scene’s most undervalued talents. During his golden period during the 1970s, Taylor was responsible for some landmark recordings – not just as an artist, but composer, arranger and producer….

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Jimmie & Vella – 1972 – Jimmie & Vella

I don’t know anything about Jimmie & Vella, but the cover of this album definitely has them doing their Ike and Tina Turner impressions. Hopefully things worked out better for them. The music (all original) bears some resemblance to the Turners, though with a significant…

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Shout Box

(Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 09:26 AM)
For minipashki – thank you!
(Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 11:19 AM)
@MattJohns – many thank’s bro!! looking forward to here Stanley T and those Routers too ))
(Friday, Sep 22. 2017 07:28 AM)
Anyone have The Radiants Collection?
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